Flush with my successful car maintenance this weekend I am now ready to tackle the leaking hot water shut off valve under the kitchen sink. It didn’t leak until I used it the weekend before last when I installed the new faucet. It didn’t even work completely as a shut off valve then. It let a small dribble loose, so much so that I had to go outside and shut the water to the whole house to do the faucet change out. When I turned everything back on the valve leaked around the stem. I tightened down the nut and I backed out the valve as far as it will go, but it still drips. There is a bowl under there catching the 20 drops a day it leaks for now. Tonight I bought a similar valve at Lowes in hopes that they are somewhat universal and I may be able to swap out the internals. I’ll let you know how it goes.
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Started down, still down.
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